Deadline has just reported that the story of Mariah Carey’s rise to fame will be made into a television series. According to Deadline, the TV network, Starz, “is developing an untitled fictional scripted drama series based on the the music superstar’s real-life experiences.” The show will take place in New York City in the year 1986 which is right before Carey’s musical debut in 1990.
Carey will be involved with the show as she will be an executive producer alongside Brett Ratner. Other executive producers include Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, as well as Horrible Bosses‘ John Cheng and Ugly Betty‘s Teri Weinberg.The series is written by Nina Colamn who will also be the showrunner.
Carey has achieved enormous success as she has managed to sell over 100 million records, have 18 number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, have two diamond albums, won five Grammys, and so much more. Carey deserves a show about her rise to fame because it is truly inspiring to know that the “We Belong Together” singer went from a typical New Yorker to a massive superstar.